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Carson gets what he wants. So why am I happy?

Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:43 am
Edited on: October 18, 2011 10:50 am
 
I was going to be mad. How mad? Ballistic. The Bengals were trading Carson Palmer today to the Raiders, that was the news, and I was going to be furious with Bengals owner Mike Brown for letting Palmer get what he wants.

But then I heard what the Bengals are set to receive for Palmer.

Two first-round picks? Two? OK, anger subsided. Palmer gets what he wants, yes, but the Bengals got more than they deserved. Palmer isn't worth two No. 1 picks, not anymore, not with his knee surgically repaired and his elbow a question mark and his pilot light flickering where a competitive fire ought to be raging.

Two No. 1's?

Two?!?

Sometimes the bad guys win, and Palmer -- quitter, baby -- is the bad guy in this scenario. Mike Brown is rarely the good guy in any scenario, but he's the good guy now. He played hardball with Palmer, and won. Brown will want to remember this day. He hasn't won like this since he was born, silver-spoon style, into one of the first families of football 74 years ago. And I doubt he remembers that.

But Brown won this go-around. The Raiders get a quarterback and Palmer gets to play some more, but I'm not concerned with those guys. I'm a Cincinnati guy, and Cincinnati owner Mike Brown just used Carson Palmer to crush the Raiders.

Now, if only Brown would quit while he's ahead and hire a general manager to make those picks for him ...



Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2011 4:04 pm
 

Carson gets what he wants. So why am I happy?

 Correction: he wasted the majority of his career playing for a loser franchise... was he supposed to waste his entire career playing for an organization that couldn't find success with a roadmap? Gimme a break, If you wanna be mad at someone it should be Mike Brown. Worst owner in sports, deal with it.
 



Since: Aug 18, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 10:48 pm
 

Carson gets what he wants. So why am I happy?

you forgot buffalo who beat new england.



Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2011 10:59 am
 

Carson gets what he wants. So why am I happy?

CP9 will always b labled a QUitter in my book & therefore a LOSer!



Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2011 8:46 am
 

Carson gets what he wants. So why am I happy?

-Even if Joseph left he was still a solid 1 pick and sought after last year in free agency.
-Hall..it's more of a team effort this year. The INT are down but he's not giving up big plays. The lowly Colts who had your team on the ropes.
-Rivers...again led the team in tackles for multiple years. However injuries are definitely a problem.
-Gresham...from the stats you just said those a good numbers. Pre "Dallas Clark" numbers a tight end should block and be an out receiver. He gets the job done.
-Smith was questionable to start but for a guy that has yet to give up a sack this year he's came into his own. Not the best of picks for a 1 but it definitely isn't the worst. I'd take him over a lot of lineman this year.
-Green..even if he doesn't stick around which who knows if the bengals even let him get to free agency still a stud.

So basically every single comeback you had you made my point. Most are not bust. Of course no one can talk to a steelers fan because super bowls are instantly brought up. It doesn't matter when the last time the won a super bowl was but to answer your question never. The comment was made saying the first picks are always a bust. You haven't proven otherwise besides throwing up Super Bowl appearances. In the past 5 years we've won 2 division titles that's it.

Brown is not a GM. Do I like Brown personally no however if you compare overall drafts for the past two years against most teams the Bengals are middle to above the line.




Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 7:48 am
 

Carson gets what he wants. So why am I happy?

"Now, if only Brown would quit while he's ahead and hire a general manager to make those picks for him ..."

Bengals have some bad individual picks (like every team) but over the last 10 years I would bet that statistically, they are in the top half of NFL teams.  And when I say statistically I mean, # of players still in the NFL and # of pro bowl players drafted.  They get a bad rap for Akili Smith, Kijana Carter ect, but their drafts top to bottom aren't as bad as people think.  Geoff Hobson posted an interesting article on these stats prior to the last draft, and the Bengals overall are a lot better than they get credit for. 



Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 3:44 am
 

Carson gets what he wants. So why am I happy?

Carson Palmer is SO washed up.  The Raiders got SO raped in this deal.



Since: Sep 12, 2010
Posted on: October 18, 2011 8:16 pm
 

Carson gets what he wants. So why am I happy?

Quitters never win .. Winners never QUIT ...



Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2011 5:33 pm
 

Carson gets what he wants. So why am I happy?

WOW........ I actually agree with Doyel a total first , Doyel in his own words said he reconsidered a knee jerk reaction and used logic and reason to make a point!!!!! You may gain some deserved respect IF you continue down that path.



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: October 18, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Carson gets what he wants. So why am I happy?

as far as we know he wasnt offered the bounty because no trade was made. That conjecture works both ways.
No doubt.  I've said all along that Brown "might" have gotten more earlier, not that he absolutely would have.  But that's the point, and it's part of why I'm saying that the author has no basis for saying that Brown won some kind of battle against Palmer, whatever he may have accomplished against the Raiders.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 2:44 pm
 

Carson gets what he wants. So why am I happy?

You're right, Doyel, sometimes, the bad guys win, and Mike Brown just proved that. But the good guy -- Palmer -- also wins. He gets to go to a young team that is rapidly improving and just had its incompetent owner die. Good for Palmer. Hopefully, he succeeds big time in Oakland.


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